GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Automobile

 
  Share
Fake parts can lead to mechanical problems, breakdowns, accidents and even personal injury
 
Middle East, 7 November 2017:  With the recent destruction by authorities in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, of a major haul of fake spare parts, premium aftermarket supplier ACDelco is highlighting the dangers of purchasing counterfeit parts and warning Middle East customers to be vigilant when purchasing any auto parts.
 
While fake parts may often be less expensive to buy, the cost can prove to be far higher in the long run, and not just financially. Imitation parts typically don't last as long as genuine parts, making it necessary to replace them more frequently. Typically, these parts aren't built to a particular car's specifications, which can also lead to mechanical problems and breakdowns. Worst of all, fake auto parts are not made to ACDelco's exacting standards, which can have major safety implications, especially when buying parts such as brakes.
 
Mohammed Al Fayyad, Director of Aftersales at General Motors Middle East, commented: “The counterfeit parts market is a major focus of attention for ACDelco. With a reputation for producing aftermarket parts of the highest quality, and a large number of customers that rely on our products to protect, ACDelco continuously works with authorities across the Middle East to minimize the chances of customers unknowingly purchasing low quality fake parts.”
 
Some 158,400 fake spare parts were discovered in a joint operation between the Department of Economic Development – Ajman and Ajman Police earlier this year, with ACDelco closely involved from the moment of the first raid right through to the destruction of the parts. A number of manufacturers worked with the authorities on the case, with ACDelco alone listing approximately 10,000 fake parts, predominantly oil filters, among the seizure.
 
The Middle East auto parts market continues to prove a major lure for unscrupulous criminals - the counterfeit parts trade alone is worth almost $1 billion a year. Demonstrating the on-going challenges facing all organizations, earlier this year more than 500,000 counterfeit car parts were discovered in a raid in Al Ain, UAE. In February 2013, law enforcement agencies and Customs in Saudi Arabia, in cooperation with General Motors, seized more than 50,000 ACDelco counterfeit products alone.
 
With a century of history behind it, ACDelco is the exclusive Original Equipment (OE) parts brand for General Motors (including Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac), as well as provider of premium aftermarket parts for most other makes and models. Other available applications include off-road, marine and industrial. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 11535 times
Posted on : Tuesday, November 7, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Jaguar Land Rover rolls out new ‘ARCH' corporate identity across MENA dealer network
Next Story : BMW M5 and BMW Concept X7 iPerformance to headline Dubai International Motor Show.
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Sukin's Purely Ageless, Skincare that Delivers Results
Michael Kors Unveils Spring 2019 Michael Kors Collection Ad Campaign
Flaunt your gravity-defying hairstyles to become the face of our brand
Linda Meredith Luxury Skincare Now at Coya Spa, Mirdif
City of gold celebrates the joy of new year with amazing wins this Dubai Shoppin...
Start 2019 in Style with Amazing Offers at VK Beauty Lounge & Bar
Ode to a Golden Era: The Exquisite Retro Style Manero Flyback
Facial Peels – What Are They?
St. Valentine's Day
Sony Unveils Newest Products and Introduces Latest Efforts from Entertainment B...
Tonda Metropolitaine Sélène Moon Phase Watch
Morison Menon strategically integrates with Kreston International and rebrands ...
New Lamborghini Huracán EVO: elevation of technologies for amplified drivin...
Start the Year with some TLC and enjoy the fantastic offers at The SPA at Steige...
Corum Heritage Eleganza- A luxury feminine piece
Celebrate Valentine's Day with GUESS
Hask's Winter Care for Your Hair
Gharib Lands Al Shira'aa Double As One-Star Event Comes To A Close
Tissot Chemin des Tourelles
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Achieves Historic Business Record
With consumers spending more than 50% of data on digital entertainment and media...
Malabar Gold & Diamonds' new showroom in Karnataka, India
This DSF, every INFINITI customer wins it big with Arabian Automobiles
Trend Alert: Stay Timeless and Classy With a D1 Milano Timepiece
Nokia 8 Sirocco blends premium craftsmanship and latest innovation with Android™...
LG Electronics' Promise of AI for an even Better Life Delivered at CES 2019 Keynote
Continental Commissions First Driverless Tyre Test Vehicle
Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai kicks off the 2019 season for Audi
Joyalukkas Shopper wins BMW Car in the ongoing DSF Mega Promotion
Takara, Roll of the Month at Sumo Sushi & Bento!
19 reasons to fly with British Airways in 2019
HP Opens CES 2019 with Stunning Displays, PCs and Security Innovations
Malabar Gold DSF Winner Photo for Release - Babul Hussain
du Presents ‘Coach Career Award' to Fabio Capello On One of Football's Most Pres...
Arabic calligraphy to play a star act in Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical
Eberhard & Co. Main Sponsor of Winter Marathon 2019
Samsung Smart TVs to Launch iTunes Movies & TV Shows and Support AirPlay 2 Begin...
Epson to participate at SGI 2019 for the 10th year highlighting high value solut...
Kalima Reading Club Organises Panel Discussion On La Rochefoucauld's ‘Reflection...
Abu Dhabi University's newest building to be named in honor of ‘Umm Al Emarat'
Dubai Customs participates in “Saving Digital Customs in the Arab World” Confere...
Young Al Owais Ends Al Shira'aa One Star With Victory
Shane Breen Wins Grand Prix Qualifier at Al Shira'aa International Horse Show fo...
UAE Team Emirates Kick Start 2019 With a New Squad, New Kit and New Ambitions
Bring out the Chef in your little ones at 800 Degrees Pizzeria
Smart City Services at Silicon Park Reach Advanced Level of Completion
UAE tap water is safe to drink – just keep storage tanks clean
Al Wahda Mall thrilled to announce launch of new outlets
US delegation visits Dubai to review its real estate experience
Showjumping Stars All Set For Third Al Shira'aa International Horse Show®